Leave and Earnings Statement Law & Legal Definition


Leave and earnings statement is a standard military document that details pay statement issued at the end of each month to military service members. The purpose of the leave and earnings statement is to provide the employee with a biweekly record of earnings, deductions, and leave information. It provides civilian employees with pertinent and timely information.

The following is an example of a case law on leave and earnings statement:

A leave and earnings statement is a computer-generated printout issued to service members at the end of each month. It reflects the financial transactions that occurred during the preceding month and the status of the service member's leave, pay entitlements and collections, indebtedness to the government and tax data. [United States v. Johnson, 30 M.J. 930, 935 (C.M.R. 1990)].